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North Park Launching Pop-Up Community, Not Farmers Market

By Patty Wetli | August 18, 2017 11:36am | Updated on August 21, 2017 9:55am
 A group of North Park neighbors is organizing a series of pop-up community markets in the fall.
A group of North Park neighbors is organizing a series of pop-up community markets in the fall.
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North Park Community Market

NORTH PARK — North Park residents look to the north, south, west and east and what do they see?

Farmers markets — and they want one too, kind of.

A group of North Park neighbors has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to test a series of pop-up community markets in the fall, emphasis on community.

"We want it to be a 'community market' that is less about the same farmers you see elsewhere, and more about bringing the community together," explained Craighton Berman, who's among the organizers.

The group already has met its $1,500 Kickstarter goal and is now raising "stretch" dollars that will help pay for music entertainment, a kids activity tent and seed funds for 2018.

The pop-ups in August, September and October will help determine what neighbors want and will support in the future, Berman said.

Nearly a dozen vendors are on board, and organizers are working to add more local businesses and artisans to the mix.

The pop-up markets are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 29 at Peterson Elementary School, 5510 N. Christiana Ave.